Lynne Cheney

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About Lynne Cheney

Author and historian who is best known as the wife of former United States Vice President Dick Cheney. Her list of co-authored books includes Executive Privilege (1979), Academic Freedom (1992), and America: A Patriotic Primer (2002).

Early life

She served as Chairwoman of the National Endowment for the Humanities from 1986 to 1993. In 1995, she founded the American Council of Trustees and Alumni.

Trivia

Her husband, Dick Cheney, was the Vice President under U.S. President George W. Bush.

Family of Lynne Cheney

She was raised Presbyterian, but joined the Methodist denomination upon marrying Dick Cheney. She and her husband became parents to two daughters: Elizabeth and Mary.

Close associates of Lynne Cheney

She served as Second Lady of the United States while Laura Bush served as First Lady.

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Gertrude Himmelfarb

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About Gertrude Himmelfarb

A New York-born historian known for her work on English culture during the Victorian era, she also published books and articles pertaining to contemporary intellectual history. Her scholarly works include The De-Moralization of Society: From Victorian Virtues to Modern Values (1995) and Marriage and Morals Among the Victorians (1986).

Early life

She studied at Cambridge and went on to receive her doctorate in 1950 from the University of Chicago. She taught for many years at the City University of New York.

Trivia

Her publications impressed  Britain’s former prime minister Gordon Brown, who didn’t agree with her analyses of British history.

Family of Gertrude Himmelfarb

She married Irving Kristol, one of the ideological founders of neoconservatism. She had a son and a daughter.

Close associates of Gertrude Himmelfarb

Her son, William Kristol, founded the conservative magazine The Weekly Standard.

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